Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Order of Business
I join with my colleagues in welcoming the fact that the Leader has undertaken not to guillotine the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2013. This is extremely important. It will pose some difficulties for my colleagues on the other side, and I hope that on this occasion, it will be possible to defeat some of the worst aspects of this Bill, because I feel they are very damaging to the fabric of Irish society. I hope they will find it possible to vote against it. I am sorry I was not here two weeks ago. I was otherwise engaged.